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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Brown-Forman Corporation, BF-B

Brown-Forman Corporation, BF-B is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Beverages – Wineries & Distillers in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in USA, Brown-Forman Corporation, BF-B  has a market cap of 18349.52. Since its IPO date on the 9/7/1984, Brown-Forman Corporation, BF-B performance year to date is -7.70%. Today Brown-Forman Corporation, BF-B has gained -1.18%, with a current price of 45.35.

Ownership of the company is 1.00% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 48.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 18.90%. Return of assets are at 24.00%, with return on investment at 36.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Brown-Forman Corporation, BF-B is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.47. While Total debt/equity is 1.68. With a profit margin of 34.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 69.00%, and operating margin of 49.80%. Brown-Forman Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.9, while the quick ratio is 1.5.

For the last year Brown-Forman Corporation, BF-B has seen a EPS growth of 62.70%. A performance for the year of -13.19%. The 52-week high is -15.74%, and the 52-week low is 1.80%. The average volume for Brown-Forman Corporation, BF-B is 786588.

With a target price of *TBA, can Brown-Forman Corporation, BF-B reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Brown-Forman Corporation, BF-B. Brown-Forman Corporation has a P/E of 17.3 and a forward P/E of 23.39. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.46. Brown-Forman Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 6.01 and 13.42 respectively. For P/cash, Brown-Forman Corporation has a value of 39.98, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 45.35, Brown-Forman Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.50%. We see a return on equity of 74.00%.

Looking more long-term Brown-Forman Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 5.00%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 8.51% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 62.70% for this year and for the last five years a 15.00% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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